File:SCrane2.JPG|thumb|Formal portrait of Stephen Crane taken in Washington, D.C., about March 1896
'''Stephen Crane''' (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the literary realism|Realist
tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism (literature)|Naturalism
and Impressionism (literature)|Impressionism
. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.
The eighth surviving child of United Methodist Church|Protestant Methodist
parents, Crane began writing at the age of four and had published several articles by the age of 16. Having little interest in university...